Video-game inspired: (Type subgenre) The usual way for an anime to make it to the small screen is from a manga. Sometimes though the anime comes from a video game instead. Gungrave is a classic example: Take a video game from Sega about a undead who fights with musical instruments and create an Anime about love, friendship, betrayal, and a few demons. See also: "Dating Sim Spinoff".
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
When his parents decided to move, Maebara Keiichi found himself having to leave behind both his friends and the big city life to transfer to the small village of Hinamizawa with it’s small one-room middle school. Adjusting well, Keiichi found a few close friends and together they pass the days playing games and flirting. And then one day, Keiichi happens to hear of an unsolved murder that occurred in the village some five years ago. In asking about the details surrounding the murder, his close friends claim to know nothing. On the day after a village spring festival (the anniversary of the first murder), Keiichi is quietly approached by a policeman who is investigating the disappearance of two people that night before. Keiichi learns there has been not been just one murder, but a number of murders, each happening on the anniversary of the first event and he begins to wonder if the village is hiding a dark secret. And suddenly things get really strange when one of Keiichi’s school friends warns him not to ask any more questions or else risk the same fate of a student who abruptly disappeared and ‘transferred’ out the year before……..
|Buy||For a close-knit foursome of high school friends, life is all about sleeping in class, strawberry milk, and after-class karaoke. However, our unnamed main protagonist is troubled by nightmares of death and disaster. Only when he begins to realize that his memories of people and events are different from those of Tamaki Maiko (named "Tama-chan" by her friends, "Mai-chan" by herself), Chimu and Harusa, his three female friends, does he begin to wonder. Later, when the waking dreams start.... a short moment of him seeing something that noone else sees....an attractive young lady, who stares back at him in amazement from an empty subway station, does he begin to wonder about his sanity. That evening, the four encounter and follow a shadow with no person, only to encounter a gang of stumbling zombies. And then he wakes up that morning from yet another bad dream, but the threads of reality have become a bit too frayed, and he begins to see a way in which he can travel over to the reality of his nightmares.|
Twisting the Japanese word for dandelion, tanpopo, Po-Po-Tan is about three girls and their android maid as they search for "something" (unknown yet) while communicating with dandelions. Living in a giant mansion which they also run a Christmas business out of, we have Ai, the large breasted older sister who is sweet and runs the house. Mai is the 2nd sister who appears to be high-school aged and not happy about changing schools all the time and small chested. Mii is the youngest sister who uses the word "puni puni" as often as possible and uses "-tan" as an honorific. Then there's the blunt android maid Mare who at times seems put out by serving these girls.
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|Watch||Junna is very close to and supportive of his twin sister Senna. The tragedy that took away their parents, also took away Junna's memory of the past, but they both make the best while still living together in their family's house and attending the same elite high school. But time moves on, no matter how hard one tries to forget. At school, Junna meets and becomes friends with the quiet and reserved Kishida Toma, and urges her to participate in the high school's cherry blossom festival. And then Junna meets a childhood friend whom he knew from before the accident, and he remembers something from his forgotten past -- her name, Haruhi. And with Haruhi clinging to Junna's arm, calling him her onii-chan, will he remember his promise to Senna to spend the festival day together? And slowly the memories of the past return, but what other hidden truths might be reveled?|
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